Leadership Quality Standard Courses

The University of Lethbridge has been approved by Alberta Education to deliver a two-course package which meets the Leadership Quality Standard (LQS) certification requirement. Each course is 3.0 Credit Hours. Courses are offered sequentially, and are intended to be taken as a package. Students will register in both the Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 offering (upon approval for registration).

Refer to the Leadership Quality Standard FAQ webpage for additional information and alternate pathways to LQS certification.

NOTE: Individuals must hold an Alberta permanent teaching certificate. Courses must be taken in order.


EDUC 5855 Exploring the Leadership Quality Standard (SUMMER 2021)

An exploration of Alberta Education's Leadership Quality Standard and implications for the practice of educational leadership in Alberta. 

Schedule & delivery method: This course is scheduled in Summer Session II, which runs from July 5 to July 23, 2021. The delivery will be online, however synchronous meeting times will be required. Specific details for meeting times will be provided by the instructor, but it is expected to require synchronous participation on July 6, 7, 8, 12, 13 and 14.. 

A DRAFT course outline is provided for your reference.

Cost for this course is approximately $800, which includes the graduate course tuition fee and required miscellaneous fees. Refer to the Fee Schedule for details.


EDUC 5856 Implementing the Leadership Quality Standard (FALL 2021)

This course introduces a broad variety of methods in which knowledge and understanding of Alberta Education's Leadership Quality Standard can be enhanced and applied through field studies for professionals in education and education-related contexts in community settings. 

Schedule & delivery method:  This course is scheduled during the fall term, which runs from September 8 to December 18, 2021. The delivery will be online, however synchronous meeting times will be required. Specific details for meeting times will be provided by the instructor, but it is expected to be:

  • Friday, September 10th (5-8pm) and Saturday, September 11th (10am-4pm)
  • Friday, October 8th (5-8pm) and Saturday, October 9th (10am-4pm)
  • Friday, November 5th (5-8pm) and Saturday, November 6th (10am-4pm)
  • Friday, December 3rd (5-8pm) and Saturday, December 4th (10am-4pm)

The course outline will be provided here shortly.

Cost for this course is approximately $850, which includes the graduate course tuition fee and required miscellaneous fees. Refer to the Fee Schedule for details.


Submit the form below to request registration in the two-course package.

Instructions for registration will be provided if  you are approved to take the courses. Space is limited. If you have further questions regarding the courses, contact us at edu.masters@uleth.ca.

FOIP Statement

Protection of Privacy - The personal information requested on the  form below is collected under the authority of Section 33 (c) of the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (“Act”) and will be protected under Part 2 of the Act. The information is collected for the purpose of indicating intent to register in courses and confirming successful completion of the Leadership Quality Standard.  If you have any inquiries in regards to the collection of your personal information, please direct those inquiries to:  FOIP Coordinator, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Dr. West, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4, telephone: 403-332-4620, email: foip@uleth.ca.

REGISTRATION REQUEST FOR LQS TWO-COURSE PACKAGE